Severozapaden Planning Region

Coordinates: 43°15′N 24°0′E / 43.250°N 24.000°E / 43.250; 24.000

Severozapaden (Northwest Planning Region), is a region of Bulgaria. The capital is the city of Pleven. The region has the lowest-ranked economy in Bulgaria and the European Union, with a GDP per capita (PPS) of €9,300 or 31% of EU28 average (2017).[6] It includes five administrative divisions or oblasts: Vidin Province, Vratsa Province, Montana Province, Lovech Province and Pleven Province.

Severozapaden Planning Region

Северозападен район за планиране
Location of Severozapaden Planning Region
Country Bulgaria
SeatPleven
Area
 • Total19,070.3 km2 (7,363.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • TotalDecrease 755,956
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
NUTS codeBG31
GDP per capita
  • €4,600 (2017)[3]
  • Increase 9,300 (PPS, 2017)[4]
HDI (2017)Increase 0.755[5]
high · 6th

According to Eurostat, Severozapaden is the poorest region in the EU.[7] It is also ranked as one of the European regions with the lowest life expectancy since Bulgarians from the region of Severozapaden are predicted to live just past their 73rd birthday.[8]

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  1. ^ Total area and land area, by NUTS 2 regions — Eurostat
  2. ^ "Population on 1 January by NUTS 2 region". ec.europa.eu/eurostat. Eurostat. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Regional GDP in the European Union, 2017". ec.europa.eu/eurostat. Eurostat. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Regional gross domestic product (PPS per inhabitant) by NUTS 2 regions". ec.europa.eu/eurostat. Eurostat. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Regional GDP in the European Union, 2017". ec.europa.eu/eurostat. Eurostat. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  7. ^ "2015 GDP per capita in 276 EU regions".
  8. ^ "In Europe, life expectancy is lower in the east".